PEEP in non invasive ventilatory treatment of worsened BPCO

  • Federico Lari | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Medicina Interna, Ospedale di San Giovanni in Persiceto, Azienda USL di Bologna, .
  • Nicola di Battista Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d’Urgenza, Ospedale di Faenza, Azienda USL di Ravenna, .

Abstract

Acute respiratory failure due to exacerbation of chronic pulmonary disease is usually treated with bilevel pressure non invasive ventilation. An high inspiratory pressure is used to improve tidal volume, a lower expiratory pressure is used to neutralize end expiratory positive pressure of patient (PEEPi) caused by flow limitation and airway trapping. When ventilators for bilevel pressure ventilation are not available, is useful to administer to patient an external low (5cmH2O) positive pressure with simple CPAP systems (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, such as Venturi like flow generator) largely available and well known everywhere.

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Federico Lari, Medicina Interna, Ospedale di San Giovanni in Persiceto, Azienda USL di Bologna
Nicola di Battista, Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d’Urgenza, Ospedale di Faenza, Azienda USL di Ravenna
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2009-08-19
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Lari, F., & di Battista, N. (2009). PEEP in non invasive ventilatory treatment of worsened BPCO. Emergency Care Journal, 5(4), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2009.4.6